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    DescriptionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "Entertainment Weekly - The Boston Globe - Kansas City Star" "A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's "Presumed Innocent" . . . Tragic and shocking, " Defending Jacob" is sure to generate buzz."--Associated Press "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life, his wife, Laurie, and teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy's quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy's own son--shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob's innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors' contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy's family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense. How far would "you" go? Praise for "Defending Jacob" " " "Ingenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off."--"The New York Times" "Stunning . . . a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed."--The Huffington Post "Gripping, emotional murder saga . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill."--"People" "The hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing."--"The Washington Post" "Even with unexpected twists and turns, the two narratives interlock like the teeth of a zipper, building to a tough and unflinching finale. This novel has major motion picture written all over it."--"The Boston Globe" "Yes, this book came out in January. No, we are not done talking about it."--"Entertainment Weekly"


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    Title
    Defending Jacob
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Landay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 245 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440246138
    ISBN 10: 044024613X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Libri: AMER3730, ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    DC22: 813/.6
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    BISAC V2.8: FIC034000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 72
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000, FIC022000, FIC030000
    LC classification: PS3612.A5477 D44 2013
    Thema V1.0: FB, FH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Landay is the author of "Defending Jacob, The Strangler, " a" Los Angeles Times "Favorite Crime Book of the Year, and "Mission Flats, " winner of the Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel and a Barry Award nominee. A former district attorney who holds degrees from Yale and Boston College Law School, Landay lives in Boston, where he is at work on his next novel of suspense.
    Review quote
    "The hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing."--"The Washington Post" "A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's "Presumed Innocent" . . . Tragic and shocking, "Defending Jacob" is sure to generate buzz."--Associated Press"Stunning . . . a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed."--The Huffington Post "Ingenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "Unexpected twists . . . This novel has major motion picture written all over it."--"The Boston Globe" "Gripping . . . [Landay] keeps you turning the pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending."--"Entertainment Weekly""Landay has proven himself to be an extraordinary writer, and Defending Jacob is AN AMAZING NOVEL. Do yourself a favor and read it. It's "that" good."--Nicholas Sparks "Defending Jacob is SMART, SOPHISTICATED, AND SUSPENSEFUL--capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life."--Lee Child "A powerful portrayal of a family, a crime, and a community, "Defending Jacob" compels you to flip frantically through the pages, desperate to know what will happen next, then leaves you gasping breathlessly at each shocking revelation. This is a PAGE-TURNER WITH BITE . . . and that's "before" you get to the end."--Lisa Gardner "GRIPPING . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill."--"People""A novel like this comes along maybe once a decade. William Landay's "Defending Jacob "is A TOUR DE FORCE, a full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family."--Joseph Finder "HARROWING . . . This searing narrative proves the ancient Greek tragedians were right: The worst punishment is not death but living with what you--knowingly or unknowingly--have done."--Publishers W